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Chris Miller
Chris Miller
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.

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In the real world, a full-time software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities

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All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
chrism
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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The Worst Advice Ever
Lead the highest card in your partner's suit. If in doubt, lead a trump (it may have worked for Skid Simon, but I suspect that he was in doubt far less often than I).
Protection ?
No adjustment. North just turned an almost certain plus score into a minus; I don't see that East has any reason to drop the offside K in 5. North needs education, however. 5 is flagrant enough to merit a penalty if North is at all experienced.
Table pitch
That's right. You can't use a diagonal layout for pairs or for teams that are playing the same boards in different matches. The sight lines make it hard to avoid seeing cards at the adjacent table.
Great Bols Of Fire
Eliminate. A Dalek
Bumper Movement Foul-up
The new 15B2 still leaves room for doubt when a pair plays a board that they were not scheduled to play at all. My reading of the law is that the director is supposed to add such a pair to the schedule of players of the board [i]and[/i ...
Directors Ruling
Your first three poll options are neither mutually exclusive nor complete - hence the large number of votes for "Other". [i]The directors ruling is correct[/i] It might or might not be; there is not enough evidence to be sure. On the whole, it looks unlikely to me that it ...
The Worst Convention Ever
Drury: Opener rebids 2 with no game interest Reverse Drury: Opener rebids 2M with no game interest 2-way Reverse Drury: 2 asks with 3 trumps, 2 asks with 4 trumps, rebids as for reverse Drury Reverse 2-way reverse Drury: as above, exchanging 2 and 2 ...
Favourite Novelty Conventions
"There is a pair here (club players) that answers a 1C opening by showing the number of aces" - Baby Gerber? The obvious next steps are: * Forcing Opening Pass that asks for Aces * Opening bids that show the number of Aces without waiting to be asked
What does 3S show?
[i][b]SM:[/b] Sorry to disagree, but 3♠ here is as much of a preempt as 2♣ strong forcing artificial or 4N ace asking.[/i] Sorry to agree, but indeed all three of those have a powerful pre-emptive effect.
Favourite Novelty Conventions
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